Posted: 8th November 2017

In our first Almoner’s Tale video, Sussex Almoner Laurence gives an insight into recognising the signs of loneliness and how to support those at risk.

There are 1.2m chronically lonely older people in the UK, and probably a considerable number of Freemasons and their widows are included in this figure. Loneliness is associated with sleep problems, impaired cognitive health, heightened vascular resistance, hypertension, psychological stress and mental ill health.

We’ve also created this handy guide to help Almoners pick up on the signs of loneliness and support those in need, and collated this list of social groups for older people